Mexico What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by Agraichen
  • What to Pack
    by Agraichen
  • What to Pack
    by Agraichen

Mexico What to Pack

  • Clothing/Luggage

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    OK....you've planned a family vacation to Puerto Vallarta. The tickets were reasonable, the weather is perfect, now what to bring? First let me say check with your airline regarding your baggage allowance. Many airlines are now charging for the first checked bag, as well as any subsequent bags.....these costs can add up rather quickly! And remember...

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  • What to pack

    Cabo San Lucas What to Pack

    You really only need 2 small pieces of luggage - a regular size carry on and a backpack or beach bag. If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach or the water, you only need to bring flip flops. Flips flops were all we needed for dinners, walking around town and mostly everything. If you're going to go hiking, off-roading, or...

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  • Clothing

    Mexico City What to Pack

    I brought a very small carry on travel backpack for my trip. If you are planning on taking the subway to and from your hotel this is all you will want to take because there are TONS of stairs and quite a bit of walking involved. From the Zoloco to the Airport you will need to change trains three times and each time involves walking up and down...

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  • Photo Equipment

    Tijuana What to Pack

    Just a small, cheap 35mm camera should do. I take an average quality digital camera. I also turn off the flash, so not to draw any attention. I also take small, pocket size cameras that can be easily hidden. So when I see something that looks interesting, I turn on my digital camera (or leave it on), wait for it to charge, take the camera out of my...

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  • Packing List

    Mazatlán What to Pack

    Wheeled luggage works best. beach attire Medications that you will need plus extra are a good idea. Trust me... I have 2 kids with asthma it saves hassel I actually have had good luck with disposable cameras... They don't cost you anything if you misplace them and are less likely to get stolen..The quality of photos is not bad. We took our own...

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  • Health/Safety

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    Make sure your luggage is washable, we had to totally disinfect ours from all the sand fleas and mini spiders. Take extra fast drying clothes, the humidity hinders the drying process. IMODIUM, GRAVOL, PEPTO BISMOL, MOSQUITO REPELENT, CALAMINE LOTION, AND SUN BLOCK LOTION. Take your own towel. You can get a towel from the resort with a towel key,...

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  • Luggage and Bags

    Mexico City What to Pack

    An important aspect of good travel planning is deciding what items to take with you on your vacation. What you take will, of course, depend on such factors as the climate of your destination, the types of activities you propose to engage in while there and the duration of your trip. Sometimes short trips are the hardest to pack for because you...

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  • Car Insurance

    Tijuana What to Pack

    If you drive across, stop and purchase car insurance at any of the booths. Most car-rental companies do not allow you to take a car into Mexico, so check first. Head south on the Ensenada Toll Road for 30 more minutes to reach Rosarito, a favorite of movie stars in the '20s and '30s and still known for its wide, sandy beaches. Puerto Nuevo, a...

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  • Complete List

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    I recommend packing light, that way you can bring back more stuff! :o) Bring cool clothes, maybe a sweater for night time, a pair of pants too. If you will be doing alot of walking, its always good to have comfortable walking shoes. Have all your medical suppiles on your carry on. if your bag goes missing it may be importaint to have those with...

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  • Personal Hygeine

    Mexico City What to Pack

    make sure that your luggage is locked up and that the bags you bring to use on the streets are thin and can be kept close to you, or a small rucksack that you can wear on your front. check on the weather before you come, mexico city can be hot and stuffy and at some times of year it can be very cold ! Bring a good pair of comfortable shoes or...

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  • Food/Drink

    Puerto Vallarta What to Pack

    in terms of buying food and drink to bring home, items from the united states that are imported into mexico are VERY expensive (hard liquor, etc.). however, items that are made in mexico or (i think) other latin-american countries, such as coffee, are pretty cheap. this is the time to stock up!

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  • Medicines

    Mexico City What to Pack

    It goes without saying whenever you travel to Mexico pack Imodium and Pepto Bismol in case of 'turista'. Imodium is good if you need immediate relief (you have a flight to catch), but since it's best to evacuate the nasty germs causing it, Pepto is better for just slowing you down and making you feel a bit more comfortable. Natural remedies...

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  • Shoes

    Mexico City What to Pack

    Very nice to have in hot climates, but since they don't cover your feet completely, they might give sand fleas (chiggers) a chance to get a fresh place to lay their eggs. Not dangerous, but very icky. A pair of FLIP-FLOPS are o.k. as long as you don't walk too far in them. They don't last long. Great when you have to enter that filthy hotel...

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  • Packing List

    bring a cangaroo wallet for your money... unless you take off all the cloth the robbers can notice your wallet.... boots, tennis and sandals.shorts, jeans, t shirts, sport sweater , rain coat. depending of the place you can have all kind of weathers in mexico. sun, rain, cold,. you dont need a mdical rprescription to get the medicine here in a...

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  • Packing List

    if you can and you are BACKPACKER bring a small lock and that iron wire you put all around your bag.. just in case are necesary for securityYou can buy good products for traveling in Mexico city, Rubens stores have a bunch of products on street Venustiano Carranza in zocalo area in mexico city Cloth for all kind of weathers you might bring, since...

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  • dtabase

    Juan Antonio Mella was murdered at Abraham Gonzalez 31 near reforma avenue ( Tina Modotti was suspiciuous becouse they had a romantic relation. The place was near Panaderia del Aleman****Marte R Gomez ( politician, friend, and colectionist of Diego Rivera )Raquel Tibol ( expert writer and biograpghies of Siquiros and Rivera )**Urban...

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  • travel safe..

    if you try to explore the rainforest you need to wear long shirts against mosquitos, comfortable boots ...and look around what you touch !!!! dont expouse the first days to much at the sun in the beach, otherwise you can get hard sun burns.... solarcaine product can help in this.. THIS IS IN PALENQUE you can have this view if you are in the top...

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  • Care for Your Feet

    There were days in Mexico whenI feared my feet would never return to normal. Even the short walk to work left the soles of my feet black, and my heels were perpetually cracked. To make matters worse, foot-care products were hard to come by, of poor quality AND ridiculously expensive. You can protect your feet by wearing closed-toed shoes, but...

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  • Keep the Bugs Off

    If you're heading to a beach location in Mexico, it's nice to bring a variety of insect repellants. I would strongly advise you to bring a Raid plug-in mosquito repellant if you're going to be in an area with a lot of mosquitos. Each insert lasts twelve hours (so you can plug it in once in the morning and once when you return to the hotel room in...

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  • be prepared

    Exercise usual caution and include a copy of your trip itinerary in your checked in package. this helps the airport stuff decide where to send your luggage in the event that it is lost. Imodium, just in case. Polarizer for your lens if you have an SLR. Mosquito Repellent is a must in the Cancun area.

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  • General Packing Information

    If you're planning on riding the metro (subway) right after leaving the airport, don't take anything too heavy because you will be going up and down a lot of stairs. I just went in October and the weather was fine day or night. I just went back in the middle of November and it was hot during the day, extremely cold at night. So, if you go that...

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  • If you like tea - bring it with you!

    Strange but no regular black tea (ie, english breakfast) was available anywhere we went. They only had a small selection of herbal tea and I prefer a black tea so I can add milk. If you need to start your morning with tea, pack some tea bags!

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  • MOSQUITOS

    We travelled around the Yucatan and when away from the coastal tourist zones the mosquitos are terirble. Thank heavens we had with us a Germolene Bites and Stings spray. I had about 20 bites but used this spray and the itching went away. Use it twice and then forget the bites. BLESSED RELIEF. in the tourist zones they spray whole areas against...

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  • Pack for a Variety of Climates

    Thin cotton utility pants: A style you can roll up and button into capris for sun exposure, then you can roll them down to protect skin that's had too much sun, but still stay cool. Saves you the trouble of putting sunscreen all over your legs all the time. For guys, pants you can zip the legs off of. I suggest still dressing modestly in Mexico...

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  • Packing List

    you can get cheap glasses in mexico city for 1 usd, a great copy of okley, arnette or others for 2 usd... mine cost like 80 usd but I am original.mexico city produce lot of brands and the best cloth for exportation so you can get around in the streets cheap prices and great brands, and the quality sometimes its ok. you can get in mexico city all...

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  • Packing List

    Backpacks are always best, but I took a med. size suitcase with rollers. Just keep in mind some walk ways won't be paved and if you go on budget, you might stay in a place where you have to carry your suitcase up stairs. It's always a good idea to take a day bag too to put stuff like sun block, hat, water in. I took a pair of Teva sandals and flip...

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  • Beats a Loofah Hands Down!

    ADVANTAGES: Weighs next to nothing, compresses down to nothing at all, it dries super fast, lathers well even in hard water, thoroughtly cleans and stimulates skin ( down to the rind as folks say), it's hygenic, and easily lasts a year.DISADVANTAGE: Easy to leave and forget if you pack to hastily.You can get these at Oriental grocery stores or...

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  • Pack wisely for the bugs, the heat & the...

    water socks for adventures, rain poncho, jeans for horsebackriding, light cotton clothing for the hot hot hot climate. benadryl, sunburn lotion, ointment for cuts, lipbalm, dramamine, sunscreen, immodium, insect repellant! water cameras Spanish dictionary!

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  • raindrops keep falling on my head

    Something light, easy to carry and to run with, when the rain comes. An umbrella, of better a raincoat. The wind can be very hard when it rains. tissues, for the nose, but also for the toilet, there is a shortage sometimes. Take lots of film and slide film with you. it's quite expensive but also old (they change the dates, look out!) and not...

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  • reapply reapply reapply reapply

    flat soft heeled shoes when climbing mountains or walking in rainforests. mosquito repellent sunscreenShower with lavender body wash helps to prevent bug bites. Lavender is part of the mint family and bugs can not stand the smell of anything mint. waterproof cameras

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  • The Essentials

    This may sound very simple, but bring or when you get there buy travel-sized tissue packs and Purell (antibacterial soap that doesn't require water. Most of the public restrooms don't have at least one of the following: toilet paper, soap, or running water. Many didn't have all three. Batteries are expensive and the local brands didn't last that...

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  • Plug/energy adaptor

    For those travelling from Continental Europe, the energy is different in Mexico. In Continental Europe we have 220v and in Mexico it works with 110v. Apart from this, the plug has a different shape, so don't forget to take a converter. If you only use a shape adapter (but not energy transformer) your appliances won't break but will work much...

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  • Camera

    Don't forget to take a camera!! Make sure you take enough films with you, since the ones you buy there are more expensive and probably of doubtfull quality. Altough they sell the same brands i was told that they don't have the proper conditions to keep them, might get to much heat, or humidity, ... just in case, you'd better take your own. I also...

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  • Clothing and bags

    Don't forget a backpack, that might be usefull if your planning to travel around or sail. If you're sailing you might want to pack a beach towl or if travelling around it might be useful to carry some water or food. In both cases don't forget the sunscreen and the photo equipment! Beware to take natural fabrics (such as cotton or linen) clothes,...

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  • Sunscreen and medical supplies

    > Medical supplies I was advised to take my own, since they may be hard to find. The recommendations were - some analgesic (for headache and other pain), something for diahrrea, something to put at bugs' bites (namely mosquittoes) and some kind of stronger medicine for soure throat or cold. Obviously if you regularly take some meddication you...

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  • Lots of sunscreen

    Pack light, if you're like me you'll never wear half the things you bring with you. It would have been nice if we had brought a light jacket, it got really cool on the day that it rained. Bring a hair dryer, the one in the room resembled a hose off a vaccum cleaner. A water proof camera would be a good idea.

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  • Packing List

    The sun in Mexico can be very strong... so... never forget your sunscreen... and always bring with you something to drink !! Also... a wet towel to put on your head can help a lot !! hehe... (not so fashionable though... :)

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  • Bring sweater / warm jacket

    True, most of Mexico is nice 'n hot most of the time. But whether for outdoors, a rainy day, or traveling by bus even in a hot place whether during day or night, you will be glad to have a warm sweater and or jacket on hand to stay warm. Those buses can get quite chilly!

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  • Clothes/luggage bag

    Bring an empty luggage bag to put the clothes in that you bought for little money Plenty at a good price You can buy bottle water there or take some with you A must Sun lotion a must along with a cap or hat.if you are light colored. Change for the poor

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  • Puerto Vallarta - travel light !!!

    An oversized day pack should be enough. couple shorts, t-shirts, sandals, beachware is all you need bug spray is a must; towels, soap provided although an oversized beach towel is helpful - if not - take one from the hotel it is cheaper to buy film etc. locally Everything can be bought locally - why wait an hour for your luggage if you can walk...

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  • Packing List

    This was suppose to be the map index to Mulege maps but VT's relauch moved it into Packing list for some reason--the resolution is to bad now also-- Bug repellant, although mosquitos were not bad. Chiggers were a problem and the repellant helps keep them off Snorkeling gear and fire wood if you want a fire, since there is very little drift wood...

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  • Bring your Peanut Butter.

    Normal Comfortable sandles, running or hiking shoes. Sun Tan Lotion (SPF-30), Immodium, all perscription medication, all toiletries, lots of bug juice!!! Bring all the film and batteries you need, they are hard to find and very expensive when you do. Big hat (for the sun), light shirt. Depending on where you go facilities can range from very...

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  • Packing List

    Resort Bring Immodium, it doesn't matter how classy your hotel is, you don't want to chance spending your vacation on the toilet. Make sure you have a good flash on your camera if you're a night owl. It's not really fun to try to figure out what you took a picture of after you're back home.

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  • Packing List

    Given Puerto Vallarta's temperate climate, outdoor attire in Puerto Vallarta is an expression of individual freedom. In the morning, comfortable casual wear is suggested. At the beach, people wear bathing suits or caftans of processed cotton which are often painted or embroidered with designs. Cheerful and exotic hats are worn, sometimes with...

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  • Packing List

    During the rainy season, late July to September/October, it rains cats and dogs. In other words a lot, so do bring umbrellas and other gear for rain. During the winter, October-February it can get rather cold in the mountains and higher altitudes (which includes Mexico City), so remember to bring a good sweater for the afternoons and...

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